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Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

dcw3 Re:Fire all the marketing, and reduce to 4 levels (271 comments)

4 levels? How many direct reports do you expect one manager to effectively handle? I'm at the 3rd level in my organization (we've varied between 80-120k employees over the last dozen years) with 5 direct reports, and and additional 58 below them at several locations in different timezones. And yet, I'm still 5 levels below our division president...not even the CEO.

I'm sure you could tell me how my time could be used more effectively managing many more people. I'm looking forward to your reference to where you've successfully implemented this strategy.

3 days ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

dcw3 Re:Some people are jerks (362 comments)

And that's exactly why we pay our corporate lawyers to cover our corporate arses.

4 days ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

dcw3 Re:Some people are jerks (362 comments)

Because it's not required for the employee to read the policy in order for them to be held accountable for it. The policy is in place to protect the company from liability, and allow them to get rid of people.

I work for a large multinational with a presence in all states. Our policies are updated nearly daily as rules change, and due to the fact that laws are different in nearly every location. Nobody reads them all, nor do they have to. But, like it or not, you're still responsible to follow them.

4 days ago
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Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

dcw3 Re:Some people are jerks (362 comments)

There are plenty of things that you can get sued over that are not illegal. For example, a lot of things can be said between two private individuals, and it's simply freedom of speech, with no legal recourse. Saying those same things could be harassment in the workplace. So yes, policies do need to spell out things, and even this varies from state to state, typically with fewer requirements in "right to work" states since you can be fired just because it's Tuesday.

4 days ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

dcw3 Re:EFF (138 comments)

I shouldn't have to pay to keep my constitutional rights.

4 days ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

dcw3 Re:Simple Solution.... (138 comments)

You might have to hold a gun to their heads to collect.

4 days ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

dcw3 Re:time for a car analogy (138 comments)

Are you picking nits because it's not an actual analogy? It's still germane to the discussion as Ford's opinion appears to be that the people didn't really know what was good for them until it was presented by the experts/innovators. Uninformed opinion being basically useless.

4 days ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

dcw3 Re:Of, For, and By the People (138 comments)

Except that the communist experiment has been attempted and shown to fail in several venues. Apples and oranges...it's not the same thing.

4 days ago
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Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

dcw3 Re:Hmmm ... (109 comments)

No, no no. They got waxed.

about two weeks ago
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Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

dcw3 Re:sounds like North Korea news (109 comments)

How about instead of trying to spin it one way or the other, try publishing the facts. No real news entity should be spinning stories, but they obviously do in order to pull in a larger audience, or deliver their agenda (Fox, MSN).

I'm really tired of these crappy stories that I see on local news meant to scare folks, or pull at their heartstrings. They really misguide peoples perceptions of reality.

about two weeks ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

dcw3 Re:Why is Obama doing this . . . ? (218 comments)

What people fail to look at during the campaigns is what circles does this guy run in?...who is he going to put in his Cabinet? It's not about electing the figurehead, it's all about who's going to be pushing the agendas.

FWIW, I agree with you on Carter, Bush, and Obama, all incompetent...I'll give Carter the title of nicest guy though.

about two weeks ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

dcw3 Re:Why is Obama doing this . . . ? (218 comments)

You've either not seen the polls, or don't believe them, and are quite simply incorrect.

about two weeks ago
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After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

dcw3 Re:What if he refuses? (218 comments)

Funny, I heard this bullshit when I was stationed there ('79-'81 Air Force), and from my landlord's son, to which I responded..."If we're occupying, why am I paying rent to your father?". It's not an occupation anymore when you can be asked/forced to leave, and that was the case even back then.

about two weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

dcw3 NO, NO, NO (100 comments)

We can't waste an opportunity to blame America for overreach...stop, just stop.

about two weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

dcw3 Re: Not new (253 comments)

Furthermore, if you're going to put in all that effort at a bad college, then just self-educate. By going to college for the money, you're letting the status quo control you.

While I'd like to agree with you, as someone who's hired a lot of engineers, I'll say that there is definite discrimination against those w/o degrees. Unless you're an extremely rare case, you'll never catch up to your peers in regard to earnings. And, you'll have a much more difficult time getting through the HR wickets in the hiring process. Don't care about earnings, or "letting the status quo control you"?...go for it.

about two weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

dcw3 Re: Not new (253 comments)

Yes, you can. But, you should make sure you're covering all the bases. Often people fall into this without understanding what's really necessary..."you don't know, what you don't know". Not that it takes a lot of research, but people tend to be lazy.

about two weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

dcw3 Re:Is Silicon Valley taking advantage of the naive (253 comments)

I'm not going to say you're wrong, but everything I've read, as well as my brief search indicated that you're cut off at 26...college or not. Do you have any reference indicating otherwise?

about two weeks ago
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YouTube Issuing "Report Cards" On Carriers' Streaming Speeds

dcw3 Re:Flying car wish (110 comments)

Sorry, but pigs will fly before (Striped)Cow.

about two weeks ago

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dcw3 dcw3 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

So, who the hell wants to read this scrawl of mine, or that of any other unknown netizen? Why on earth would I want to put my random thoughts down here? Is this space really just a blog for my amusement? And just exactly how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?...the world may never know! OOPS...http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/443

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